Norfolk Cricket Society duo’s new publication

Norfolk Cricket Society members Stephen Musk and Mike Davage have recently had their work on the life of JOC Orton published by Red Rose Books.

From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter is the story of John Overton Cone “JOC” Orton, an all-round sportsman who representing Norfolk at cricket, hockey and rugby and who also served as an aviator during the Great War. After returning to civilian life Orton became a talented scriptwriter and played an influential role in the British cinema industry working with the likes of Will Hay, Alistair Sim, Arthur Askey, and the Crazy Gang. In 1935-1936 he visited Australia, where he wrote the script for the film The Flying which included a cameo for Don Bradman.

From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter is a limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by Stephen Musk and Mike Davage, it is available online from Red Rose Books: –

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